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    • 1. Send a new text message To: 87884 In message: @loca8462 yourmessage What is your biggest question or concern about using cell phones in learning?
    • 2.  
    • 3.  
    • 4. Connecting Student Cell Phones to Classroom Instruction Liz Kolb University of Michigan & Madonna University [email_address] Twitter: lkolb
    • 5. Meet Liz…
      • Taught 7 th -12 th Grade Social Studies in Cincinnati, Ohio
      • Taught High School Technology Courses in Columbus, OH.
      • Former High School Technology Coordinator and Integration Specialist in Columbus OH.
      • Currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at Madonna University-Teaches Ed Tech Courses to in-service Teachers in the Master’s program.
      • Currently Finishing Doctorate at University of Michigan. Teaches Ed Tech Courses to preservice teachers.
      • Author: “Toy to Tool: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education”
    • 6. Why BASIC cell phones?
    • 7. Why Cell Phones?
      • Accessibility
        • 71% of U.S. population have Internet access at home
          • 55% have broadband
        • 84% of U.S. population own cell phones
      • Low Cost
        • End of 2012 education technology spending will reach 56.2 billion dollars.
      • How Students’ View Cell Phones
        • 3 Generations of Cell Phone Users (NPR)
      • How Students View Learning
        • Free Agent Learners
        • Anywhere, anytime, any place at any pace
        • 1-800-2chacha
      • The 21 st Century Professional World
        • Future jobs require mobile skill
        • % of U.S. Adults believe that schools are not preparing students for 21 st Century workforce?
    • 8. How many U.S. students in grades 6-12 have a cell phone? 76%
    • 9. By 2010 it is estimated …
      • 54% of 8 year olds will have their own cell phone!
      Over 90% of 9-12 th Graders will have cell phones
    • 10. The 21st Century student’s view on their professional future ONLY “23% of advanced technology students K-12” believe that schools are preparing them for the 21st Century Job Force. Speak Up 2007 Report. Retrieved:
    • 11. Mobile Job Opportunities for Students
    • 12. Companies Go Mobile
      • Mobile Coupons
      • SMS & MMS
      • Mobile Advertising
      • Latest News on Mobile Marketing
      • SMS & QRcodes & Call Ins
    • 13. Search for “cell phone skills” on
    • 14. Text message one reason why cell phones should NOT be integrated in learning.
    • 15. Cheating is a problem…
      • 26% of teenagers admitted to using their cell phone to store information to look at during a test or a quiz.
      • 25% have text messaged their friends about answers during a test or quiz.
      • 20% have searched the Internet via their mobile phone during a test or quiz.
      • 17% have taken pictures of a test or quiz with the cell phone in order to send the pictures to their friends.
    • 16. Even MORE of a problem
      • Most students do not envision these activities as cheating.
      • More than half of the students surveyed did not think these acts were serious offenses of cheating, rather they think of it as just “helping out a friend.”
    • 17. 70% of U.S. schools completely ban cell phones from campus
      • 63% of students admitted to sneaking in cell phones and using them during class anyway.
      • In a seven class a day, five day school week, the average student sends at least three text messages per class.
    • 18.  
    • 19. Life Consequences
      • A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who refused to stop texting during a high school math class was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
      • Six teens face child porn (13 to 15) charges after being caught "sexting" each other. Criminal Charge!
    • 20. Current Banning and Structures are NOT working
      • Students still “cheating”, “Off-task”, or “inappropriately” using cell phones in schools
      • Students still bring them to schools and use them when told not to.
      • Students still do not understand consequences of their use
      • Students have no idea how to use them in future job force!
    • 21. How do we change?
    • 22. Craik School in Canada: Using Cell Phones in Middle School
      • 8 th Grade
      • 40% have cell phones
      • Using them for…
      • Organization/Scheduling
      • Projects: Text Messaging Activities
      • Recording Group Conversations
      • Sending assignments to the teacher
    • 23. 5 Rules for Cell Phones in Schools
      • Set rules based on business regulations for cell phone use (look at business contracts)
      • Social contract with students
      • Must be on vibrate at all times
      • Keep them in the front of the room until you are going to use them.
      • All messages/media sent or published must be related to lesson.
      • If you are referencing someone else in class, you must have their approval before posting or publishing.
      • Create a permission form (in addition to the School’s AUP)
    • 24. Inclusive Cell Phone Policy
    • 25. Discuss Mobile Safety & Appropriate Use
      • Part of digital footprint
        • Your digital dossier that includes Internet activity such as social networking, email, chat rooms,
        • YOU can’t erase this!!! Permanent record
      • EVERYTHING you send via text message (pictures, videos, text, audio…etc) is PUBLIC!!!
        • Example: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
        • Mobile “bullying” and “sexting” is public
      • Students should know their plans
        • Bring in their cell phone plan and a bill
        • Discuss what is charged and how much
        • Give Students a Survey
    • 26. What can students do with a basic cell phone?
      • Phone Call
      • Send a Text Message (SMS)
      • Take a Picture
      • Ringtones
      • Wallpaper
    • 27.  
    • 28. 12 Project Samples: Basic Cell Phones Become Learning Tools
      • Podcasting/Live Radio
      • Cell phone Avatars
      • CPS-Brainstorming-Polling
      • Mobile Note Taking/Organization
      • Instant Media Sharing and Mobile Blogging
      • Instant Location Blogging
      • Text Message Alert Projects
      • Blast Audio Message Quizzes/Surveys
      • Phonecasting
      • Review Ringtones
      • Mobile eBooks
      • Voicemail Greetings
    • 29. Questions…
      • Do ALL students need their own phone?
        • NO! Groups, Web Options, Landlines
      • What if my school does not allow cell phones on campus?
        • Activities work very well off-campus for homework
      • Can I use a BASIC phone?
        • YES! Phone call, text message, take a picture…
      • Does it costs money?
        • The resources are FREE, students should know their plans
      • Students with disabilities?
        • Speech to Text & Text to Speech Options
    • 30. The Projects! Classroom Examples and Ideas
    • 31. #1 Mobile Podcasting/Live Radio Using a cell phone to record and then posting the recording to a public or private website that has an RSS feed and can be downloaded as an MP3 file.
    • 32. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Radio Theater
      • Elementary School 3 rd -6 th graders
      • Used:
      • Web link:
    • 33. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Author Study
      • Middle School 6th-7th Grade
      • Used:
      • Web link:
    • 34. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Science Inquiry Questions
      • High School Earth Science
      • Used
      • Web link:
    • 35. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Connecting Algebra to Real World
      • High School Algebra
      • Used http:/ /
      • Web link:
    • 36. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Spanish Poetry
      • High School Foreign Language Students
      • Used
      • Web link:
    • 37.  
    • 38. #1 Mobile Podcasting Project: Live Radio Broadcasts
      • High School Students Community Live Radio Show in Maine
      • Used
      • Web link:
    • 39. Podcast Activity: NPR “This I Believe…” 10 th Grade English Wrote their own This I Believe Recorded for HW via Cell Phone Submitted BEST to NPR Focus: Speaking Skills , Persuasive Writing Skills, Editing Skills
    • 40. This I Believe Podcasting Project…
      • Find a Partner
      • Create a 1 minute “This I Believe…” Podcast
        • Podcast should begin & end with “This I believe…”
        • Topic of your choice
        • Can be humorous, series, sad, inquisitive
      • Call in to our Drop #
      • Record your podcast
    • 41. #2 Avatar Project: Spanish Oral Exams High School Spanish 2 & 3 Students Developed an Avatar to take oral exams Used Focus: Engagement in oral speaking, oral speaking exams, culture representation with images
    • 42.  
    • 43. Avatar Project: Celebrity in Your Field
      • Create an Avatar of a famous person in your field of interest.
    • 44. Celebrity in Your Field
      • Log in to
      • Click on Create
      • Create Your Avatar
      • Give Your Avatar a Voice via Cell Phone.
      • Post your Avatar to our Wikipage at
      • Place under “post projects here”
    • 45. #3 Classroom Performance Systems (CPS) Using a cell phone to post text or take polls where results are instantly reported on a website.
    • 46. #3 Mobile Poll or Survey: American Literature Survey
      • 10 th grade American Literature reading Catcher in the Rye
      • Created polls to start each class connecting reading to students’ everyday lives
      • Used:
      • Web link:
    • 47. Polling Project: Together we will create a poll for “This I Believe…”
    • 48. #4 Mobile Note taking and Organization
      • Using your cell phone to create speech to text reminders, emails, twitters, scheduled items on web-based calendars, get translations, and more!
    • 49. #4 Mobile Note taking and Organization
      • Create an account
      • Send Emails
      • Transcription
      • Translation
      • Post to your Google Calendar, get SMS reminders of your events.
      • Create reminders
      • Listen to any website or news feed
    • 50. #4 Mobile Note taking and Organization Project: Student’s Mobile Scheduling
      • High School Technology Students
      • Created a Google Calendar where all assignments are posted and sent via cell phones
      • Also use Remember the Milk to set up “To Do lists” for students via cell phone
      • Used
    • 51. Scheduling Project: Google Cal to Cell Phone via Dial2do How to…
    • 52. Liz Kolb Step 1: Set up a Google Calendar (you can import your iCal or Outlook Calendar right in). Login to Click on CALENDAR
    • 53. Liz Kolb Create an account if you do not have a Google Account. If you do, Sign In.
    • 54. Liz Kolb Click on ADD CREATE A NEW CALENDAR
    • 55. Liz Kolb Add Details Click on CREATE CALENDAR
    • 56. Liz Kolb Click on SETTINGS
    • 57. Liz Kolb Click on MOBILE SETUP
    • 58. Liz Kolb ADD a SMS Reminder Click on SAVE
    • 59. Liz Kolb Log in to Click on DO MORE
    • 60. Liz Kolb Click on ORGANIZE Click on MORE next to Calendar
    • 61. Liz Kolb Change provider to GOOGLE Click on SAVE
    • 62. Liz Kolb Grant Access to your Google account
    • 63. Liz Kolb TRY IT: Cal Dial2do 1-213-325-2615 and say “Calendar” then schedule something! You can also “Listen to Calendar”
    • 64.  
    • 65. #5 Mobile Photo and Video blogging or Posting
      • Posting an image, video, or text message to a web blog or private photo place on the web directly from your cell phone.
    • 66. #5 Mobile Photo and Video blogging or Posting
      • Take a Picture or Video
      • Send it to [email_address]
      • You will receive a message with your URL of your blog!
    • 67. #5 PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Lab Activities
      • Mathematics teacher has students document their mathematical steps and lab activities, then put them into a slideshow along with process explanation.
      • Web link:
    • 68. #5 PhotoPosting Project: Cell Phones & Facebook to Document Everyday Culture
      • Psychology teacher in Michigan has students document everyday cultural experiences with cell phone and sends them to class Facebook account.
      • Web link:
      • Protected in Facebook
    • 69. #5 PhotoPosting Project: Field Trips
      • High School Chemistry Students on a field trip at Cranbrook Science Museum in MI.
      • Cell Phones pictures documented chemical elements.
      • Used: Camera on cell phone and sent to teacher’s phone.
    • 70. #5 PhotoPosting Project: Field Trip Documentation
      • Physical Education teacher has students’ document their field trip experiences.
      • Used:
      • Web link:
    • 71. #5 PhotoPosting Project: Send Videos of Homework to Cells Physical Education Teacher in Australia Used: Web link:
    • 72. #5 PhotoPosting Project: Documenting Australian Environment
      • 9 th Grade Geography students in Australia
      • Used:
      • Web link:
    • 73. #5 Photoblogging Project: iReporting
      • Mobile Citizen Journalism
      • [email_address]
    • 74. #5 Photoblogging Project: iReporting
      • Mobile Journalism
      • High School Students Document Inauguration
      • Tools: Flickr, Twitter, YouTube
    • 75. Biology of Fort Recovery Project
    • 76. Biology of Fort Recovery
      • Step 1: Create an account in
      • Step 2: Login to Flickr
      • Step 3: Click on Uploading Tools (next to Upload Photos)
      • Step 4: Click on Upload by Email. You will be given an email address where you can send pictures and/or videos from your cell phone directly into Flickr.
      • Step 5: Go Outside and Find an interesting biological phenomena (leafs, grass, animals...etc).
      • Step 6: Take a picture or video of the phenomena, send a text message of what you believe the phenomena to be (take a guess if needed). Send it to our Flickr Mobile Account.
      • Step 7: Login to
      • Step 8: Place your image on the Flickr Map in the EXACT location where you found the item (Organize--My Map).
    • 77. #6 Location Mobile Blogging
      • Posting an image, audio file, or text message to a specific location on a map directly from your cell phone.
    • 78. #6 Location Mobile Blogging
      • “ Where were you born?”
      • Send name of location to [email_address]
        • Example:
        • Text Message: [email_address] , Michigan
    • 79. #6 Location Mobile Blogging Project: North American Lighthouses
    • 80. #6 Location Mobile Blogging Project: Oral Histories
      • Murmer Project
      • Oral Histories
      • http: //murmurtoronto .ca/
    • 81. #7 Text Message Alerts!
      • Sending out mass text messages to large or small groups of people.
    • 82. #7 Text Message Project: Text politicians, ask questions
      • Canadian Election
    • 83. #7 Alerts Project: Film on the Fly
    • 84. #7 Text Alert Project: Text-An-Expert
      • 9 th Grade High School Social Studies
      • “ Who was the first man to walk on the moon”
      • Power of Networks in Digital World
    • 85. #8 Mobile novels Use a cell phone to write a private or collaborative novel, poem, chapter review, or short story to “publish” on a cell phone.
    • 86. #8 Mobile Novel Project: Cell Phone Bestseller Popular in Asia to Read Novels Via Cell.
    • 87. 9 th Graders Text Messaging Romeo and Juliet
      • 9 th Grade English in Michigan
      • Translating Romeo and Juliet to “text speak”
      • Start in class with translating a few lines to a wiffiti board.
      • Voting on best “translations”
      • Move to Homework
      • Create a whole text message novel of Romeo and Juliet
    • 88. Text Message Shakespeare
      • As You Like It
    • 89. Text Message Activity…
      • Subscribe to our text mark
      • Read the expert from Shakespeare's "As You Like It”
      • In 120 Characters or less, send a text message that summarizes Orlando's speech to:
    • 90. #9 Survey or Quiz Audio Blast!
      • Send an audio quiz or survey to multiple cell phones at once.
      • Receive instant feedback as they take quiz/survey
      • Results all compiled in private account.
      • Hey Cosmos: Blaster
    • 91. #10 Phonecasting: Listen to Books/Webpages/Blogs/Radio via Cell Phone
      • Listen to books, webpages, blogs, and radio on-demand via cell phone. Anytime from anywhere!
    • 92. #9 Listen to Books/Webpages/Blogs/Radio via Cell Phone
      • On Demand Radio Shorts
      • Dial: 415-692-4933
    • 93. Listen to Any Podcast or RSS Feed Via Phone Get a phone number for ANY Internet podcast
    • 94. Call and Listen to MOMA’s latest galleries
      • 1 (801) 349-3832
    • 95. #11 Create your own Mobile Review!
      • Create ringtones, which can be used for reviews of content.
    • 96. #11 Create your own Ringtone Review!
      • Login to
      • Create an Account
      • Click on Ringtones
      • Click on Record from Voice
      • Select the Ringtone (Private)
      • Save and Send to Phone
    • 97. #12 Web 2.0 Voicemail
      • A cell phone that couples with a website in order to create MP3 files of voicemails, transcripts of voicemails, smart greeting for individual or groups of callers, and stores all calling information.
    • 98. Oral Quiz with Google Voice
      • Call Liz’s Google Voice Number
        • (734) 408-4495
      • Listen to Instructions
      • Answer the question
      • Publish it
    • 99.  
    • 100. Geo-Blogging Project: Orienteering
    • 101. Getting Started
      • DO NOT attempt to change policy (yet)
      • Survey Students on Cell Phones
        • Who has one? What is their plan? Preference for Communication?
      • Talk with students about cell phone safety & etiquette
        • Create a social contract for cell phone use with school assignments
      • Start with OPTIONAL homework/EC projects outside of classroom.
      • Start with what YOU are comfortable with (such as phone call resources like
    • 102. Video Tutorials
      • (Podcast, videos, and pictures to private or public drop)
      • TextMarks (Text Message Alerts)
      • Flickr Mobile (Pictures and Videos)
    • 103. Video Tutorials
      • Polleverywhere (Cell phone polling and brainstorming, CPS-clickers)
      • Dial2Do (Speech to Text; Listen to webpages; Listen to email/cal….etc)
      • Flagr (Location Blogging with Photos and text directly to a map)
    • 104. Video Tutorials
      • Wiffiti Tutorial
      • Google Voice Tutorial
      • Blaster Tutorial